New Delhi, July 4: Reliance Jio has been testing its Jio Fiber since September 2016 and offering free data with its preview plans to select users. But now latest report suggests that the company is all set to bring its broadband services to the public at a monthly charge lower than Rs. 1,000.
As per reports, Reliance Industries will be hosting its Annual General Meeting (AGM) on July 5, 2018. The company launched JioPhone during its last AGM, so we can expect the JioFiber broadband services to be announced this year.
Earlier this month, some reports suggested that Jio Fiber could offer as much as 1.1 TB free data to its users after paying a refundable security amount of Rs. 4,500. The default plan will offer 100 GBs of free data per month at 100Mbps speed. Subscribers can also avail 40GB of additional data in the form of top-ups with a limit of 25 times in a month - effectively obtaining 1,100GB data.
The Jio Fiber fixed line broadband will offer speed up to 100 Mbps along with unlimited voice and video calls over a VoIP phone, and access to the Jio TV app. If compared with broadband services offered by Bharti Airtel that offers 300Mbps at a monthly rental of Rs. 2,199.
As of now, JioFibre service is available in select cities including Delhi-NCR, Mumbai, Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara and Chennai. So far, the company has been able to cover only 10 percent of the population in the cities where the JioFiber service is being tested.
With News 24 Bureau Inputs